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With the release of the Kona EV in the U.S., selected states, this could help others to know how pricing by dealerships is shaking out. You may have heard, some dealerships are marking ip as much as $8k over MSRP, due to demand and availability.
I had to go out if state to find an available Kona EV, found at a dealership in upstate New York.
They only had one, but it was the Kona EV limited in the color I wanted:
MSRP: $43,330
I was able to get a true car discount and military discount,
I paid $40,318.50 and should get $7,500 federal tax credit
Making final cost: $32,818.50, and of course transport to Florida $750
My quest for a non-ICE, or EV was part of my overall plan, as I had put SOLAR PV system on my home, planning to put this excess free
Energy into a vehicle, for not only clean, but FREE driving.

What about everyone else? Excited, looking? Have you bought an EV? Do you want tge Kona EV?
 

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I just ordered a red on black roof preferred model here in Canada. Total retail before tax and federal rebate was $46904 Canadian dollars.
Negotiated for $45815 , or $41390 after our $5000 federal rebate (really $4424 before tax). Which looks like around $30800 in US dollar at today's exchange rate. These are of course before sales tax prices. It was an interesting buying experience. Had one dealer who would not sell me an ultimate on the lot for any price. Another would sell me an in stock ultimate at MSRP + $1200 to have it shipped to me and finally my final effort resulted in 2%+invoice which I thought was fair for vehicle that is yet to be built. Ordering the preferred over the ultimate saved me almost 10K Canadian after taxes. The sun roof, bigger nav screen, LCD driving lamps, HUD, and cooled leather seating just did not seem enough to justify the 10K premium over the preferred.
 

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Sorry I just saw second part to your question. Yes I did want an EV to replace out civic. This will be out first EV experience we are totally bypassing PHEV or hybrid options. Our main criteria was range as we need at least 300km and it looks like it should be able to meet that even during our cold winters with some care. I was initially looking at the Tesla model 3 and was excited to see the Kona as an alternative as the Leaf and Bolt were not rocking our boats. We also have off grid solar setup at one or main destinations. At the moment it would support limited level 2 charging, but we live in a province that derives almost all of its electricity from hydro electrics and power is relatively cheap and clean.
 

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I just ordered a red on black roof preferred model here in Canada. Total retail before tax and federal rebate was $46904 Canadian dollars.
Negotiated for $45815 , or $41390 after our $5000 federal rebate (really $4424 before tax). Which looks like around $30800 in US dollar at today's exchange rate. These are of course before sales tax prices. It was an interesting buying experience. Had one dealer who would not sell me an ultimate on the lot for any price. Another would sell me an in stock ultimate at MSRP + $1200 to have it shipped to me and finally my final effort resulted in 2%+invoice which I thought was fair for vehicle that is yet to be built. Ordering the preferred over the ultimate saved me almost 10K Canadian after taxes. The sun roof, bigger nav screen, LCD driving lamps, HUD, and cooled leather seating just did not seem enough to justify the 10K premium over the preferred.
Congrats.. seems like a descent price as well considering supply and demand for these..
 

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I just ordered a red on black roof preferred model here in Canada. Total retail before tax and federal rebate was $46904 Canadian dollars.
Negotiated for $45815 , or $41390 after our $5000 federal rebate (really $4424 before tax). Which looks like around $30800 in US dollar at today's exchange rate. These are of course before sales tax prices. It was an interesting buying experience. Had one dealer who would not sell me an ultimate on the lot for any price. Another would sell me an in stock ultimate at MSRP + $1200 to have it shipped to me and finally my final effort resulted in 2%+invoice which I thought was fair for vehicle that is yet to be built. Ordering the preferred over the ultimate saved me almost 10K Canadian after taxes. The sun roof, bigger nav screen, LCD driving lamps, HUD, and cooled leather seating just did not seem enough to justify the 10K premium over the preferred.
What province are you in? I am in BC and they only had Ultimates in stock, no Preferreds. And they couldn't give me an estimate on when I might receive that order (sounded like late fall at the earliest). What ETA did they give you?

So I bought an Ultimate (red) and took delivery on May 1 (when the fed subsidy came into effect). So combined with the 5K BC subsidy, I got 10K off the MSRP (52K). They also gave me a very good trade-in price for my 5 year old Prius (60% of what I paid for it), so was quite happy with that. Helps that our gas prices here in Vancouver are the highest in North America. BEVs of any brand are pretty well sold out here in BC right now.

Been driving the Ulitmate for 3 weeks, and like it more and more as I get used to it. Nice to have that long range, 415 km spec, but mine showed 450 when I picked it up at the dealer. And love that 291 ft lbs instant torque. We have lots of free chargers all over here, so that is another big plus.
 

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Hi all,

New member here. Just looking to see if anyone has updated OTD pricing on the Kona EV. We're looking to pull the trigger but want to make sure we have the most up-to-date price everyone is paying.

Thanks everyone!
 

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With the release of the Kona EV in the U.S., selected states, this could help others to know how pricing by dealerships is shaking out. You may have heard, some dealerships are marking ip as much as $8k over MSRP, due to demand and availability.
I had to go out if state to find an available Kona EV, found at a dealership in upstate New York.
They only had one, but it was the Kona EV limited in the color I wanted:
MSRP: $43,330
I was able to get a true car discount and military discount,
I paid $40,318.50 and should get $7,500 federal tax credit
Making final cost: $32,818.50, and of course transport to Florida $750
My quest for a non-ICE, or EV was part of my overall plan, as I had put SOLAR PV system on my home, planning to put this excess free
Energy into a vehicle, for not only clean, but FREE driving.

What about everyone else? Excited, looking? Have you bought an EV? Do you want tge Kona EV?
In July I paid $35,986 (SEL model) minus the $7500 tax credit, minus $500 Allstate Bonus Drive rebate. So that equals $27,986. This price doesn't include my trade in. That was at FreeholdHyundai in New Jersey. Multiple dealerships had this car. Very easy purchase for me. I was also looking at the Model 3 but when you run the numbers... the price wasn't even in the same ballpark. The $7500 tax credit makes it a pretty purchase. Model 3 does not have the $7500 tax credit any longer. I think is is now $1875.
 

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With the release of the Kona EV in the U.S., selected states, this could help others to know how pricing by dealerships is shaking out. You may have heard, some dealerships are marking ip as much as $8k over MSRP, due to demand and availability.
I had to go out if state to find an available Kona EV, found at a dealership in upstate New York.
They only had one, but it was the Kona EV limited in the color I wanted:
MSRP: $43,330
I was able to get a true car discount and military discount,
I paid $40,318.50 and should get $7,500 federal tax credit
Making final cost: $32,818.50, and of course transport to Florida $750
My quest for a non-ICE, or EV was part of my overall plan, as I had put SOLAR PV system on my home, planning to put this excess free
Energy into a vehicle, for not only clean, but FREE driving.

What about everyone else? Excited, looking? Have you bought an EV? Do you want tge Kona EV?
 

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How did you get the TrueCar discount? The Kona EV is not even listed in TrueCar, when I try to look up the pricing for it.
 

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Hi all,

New member here. Just looking to see if anyone has updated OTD pricing on the Kona EV. We're looking to pull the trigger but want to make sure we have the most up-to-date price everyone is paying.

Thanks everyone!
Purchased in Colorado 2 months age and paid full price $40k. No deals because of availability.
 

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I ran into the same problem with TrueCar, they don't yet have the Kona EV listed on their site (major oversight). However, Kelly Bluebook does and when the dealers started contacting me, I just told them that I was interested in the EV and they adjusted accordingly. I'm in NH and technically Hyundai dealers were only allowed to sell in all surrounding states only, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont, except for one dealer in Hampton, NH that said they were the only ones that sell the EV in NH. I looked online and found one dealer advertizing really low prices on the Kona EV and I used that as leverage for other dealers. It seemed like as long as I was patient, the prices kept coming down. As most sites have said (consumer reports, kbb, etc.) best time to buy is Oct, Nov and Dec. late in the month. It definitely paid off for me with a dealer in Westbrook, Maine. If you are in New England, they will most likely give you the best prices. I got a Kona Electric Limited with mud guards and carpets for $39,865. With the $7500 rebate that would be $32,365. The salesman mentioned to me the reason: When Hyundai was coming out with the EV, they invited U.S. dealers out to the factory in S. Korea to see it. His dealer's owner was the only one that went in N.E. so I think he got a better deal than most (possibly, just speculating here). Also, I didn't qualify for any of the rebates listed; Military, previous Hyundai owner or recent college grad.
 

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Double checked my price and it was 38,365.00. Extras were Carpeted floor mats, cargo tray and mud guards.After taxes it was a little over 40,000.00. Will get 5000.0 from Colo. and 7500.00 from Fed. Absolutely love this car. Had a leaf for 7 years and the tech has advanced by leaps and bounds. By the way, my Kona EV was brought in from Danbury CT. The dealer brought in three and they all sold while we were buying ours. Ours is the SEL model. Black Beauty.
 

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I bought a Kona EV Ultimate yesterday for $3500 under MSRP from South Coast Hyundai in Gilroy, CA. I started by clicking the button to get the "e-price" which turned out to be no lower than the modestly discounted price on the website. But that hooked me up with Michael Vu, the Internet Sales Manager, who sent me better pricing.

When I started shopping a few months ago, I went through Costco, but they had no dealers willing to provide Costco pricing for the 2019 EV. There is now one dealer in Chico, CA with Costco pricing on the 2020 but very thin inventory, and Costco says several dealers in the SF Bay Area are in the process of creating Costco pricing.

All the dealer websites I looked at had their inventory searchable online, and I sure didn't see any availability problems. Perhaps the market is softening?
 

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I got an Kona Ultimate EV for $44K + tax/lic/etc in Southern California. I found out the are delivering some past the initial shipment from a dealer. So maybe they are now serious about selling more than the bare minimum?
Happy with the purchase regardless.
 

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$38500 for a 2019 Limited. (Including shipping cost but not MA sales tax or dealer doc fees) .
Doc fee + registration + plates wee another $350. Federal tax credit $7500, MA tax credit is back ($2500) , my Electric utility co
gives $350 against the car purchase, and $300 for putting in the charger. I think we get a fed tax credit for 30% of the
charger install cost as well.

When you budget for the car, alloc some money for a level 2 charger ( $1000 to $2500, depending on who is installing it) .
The Level 1 charger is just too slow.

The car had floor mats and locking lugnuts. I had access to a "secret" section of trueCar ( "Beneplace") thru my workplace. It was a small dealer in Plymouth, MA.
Kind of "off the beaten path". They had one EV. Gave me an aggressive offer to begin with , then beat their own offer by $500.

I tend to have good luck with dealers at a "bad" location.
 

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I bought a Pulse Red / Black Roof Kona EV SEL at the end of the U.S. Labor Day Holiday in early September, 2019. Turns out the day after the holiday was the last "sales day" in the month for Hyundai and I benefitted. I actually was working 3 dealerships via email and phone. I found that one of the dealerships listed the car online for $36,695 - including all of the incentives which I didn't qualify for - and referenced it to the dealership that seemed to have the last red SEL in the Boston Metro Area. In our back and forth they asked, "Is that the out the door price, including paperwork?" I said, "No. Paperwork is another $500 (a figure I got from another dealership)" They came back and said, "We'll sell the red one to you for $36,595 out the door - $36,100 for the car plus $495 for paperwork." I said, "How fast can I get down there?" Bought it at Boch Hyundai / Cheverolet on Rt. 1 in Norwood, MA. Best car buying experience ever - because the price was settled and I was getting the exact car I wanted!
 
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